ACT 562 OF 2000
Official Journal No 43883 of 7 February 2000
Through which the "Police Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of approving Venezuela ", signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, the twenty-eight (28) April in 1998 (1998). Summary
THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA
having regard to the text of the "Agreement on Police Cooperation between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Venezuela" signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, the twenty-eight (28) April 1900 ninety eight (1998), which reads:
(to be transcribed: photocopy of the full text of that instrument, duly authenticated by the Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is attached).
'COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN POLICE THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA
The Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Venezuela, hereinafter referred to as "the Parties".
CONSCIOUS of the increase in crimes against persons, goods and services in the two countries, which generates unrest in the community and brings considerable economic and social damage;
RECOGNIZING that the fight against crime requires joint action by States, especially in the border region;
Based on the general principles of international law and respect for the sovereign equality of States;
DETERMINED to take coordinated mechanisms to combat common crime and organized, and disturbance factors considered detrimental to the States;
Order to facilitate control of the movement of people, goods and services across the Colombian-Venezuelan border and deepen police cooperation systems to help ensure peace and social tranquility;
Have agreed as follows: Article I.
The parties undertake that their police forces, in accordance with domestic law and within the limits of their competence, establish flexible and effective mechanisms to prevent changes to the order public and criminal actions that could be perpetrated in their territories, particularly in the border region.
ARTICLE II. The parties agree to establish and maintain a permanent exchange of information between their police forces, with the available data held by such entities, to identify all those persons accused, tried and / or convicted of a crime. this system also contain information concerning the criminal organizations operating in both countries.
Also exchange information on crime statistics in order to facilitate the design of a coordinated policy to combat crime.
ARTICLE III. The police authorities of the parties will establish a joint training and training of its police officers to train them in the fight against crime program, designed to increase and improve the action of the police and aimed at the prevention or investigation of offenses.
ARTICLE IV. The parties, according to their means and possibilities, increase human and technical resources of law enforcement agencies responsible for the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed in their territories, particularly in the border region.
Article V. The Parties shall, through diplomatic channels, within fifteen (15) days following the entry into force of the Agreement days, the bodies responsible for their implementation.
The executive bodies shall communicate directly and hold a meeting every six months alternately in Caracas and Santa Fe de Bogota, to review and assess the implementation of this Agreement and shall report on its findings to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the parties the follow-up.
ARTICLE VI. This Agreement does not limit the existing cooperation on the matter contained in multilateral conventions, or bilateral treaties existing between the parties.
ARTICLE VII. Any doubts or disputes arising between the parties, concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement shall be settled through diplomatic channels.
ARTICLE VIII. This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of the last notification addressed one of the Parties to the other, having met the internal requirements for approval. It will last five (5) years and may be extended automatically for equal periods.
This Agreement may be terminated in writing at any time by either Party. Such denunciation shall take effect six (6) months after the date of notification.
Done in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on the twenty eighth day of April in 1998, in two identical copies, both being equally authentic.
For the Government of the Republic of Colombia,
Camilo Reyes Rodriguez, Minister of Foreign Affairs
For the Government of the Republic of Venezuela,
Miguel Ángel Burelli Rivas, Foreign Minister
The undersigned Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia DECLARES
That this reproduction is faithful copy taken from the original text of the "Agreement on Police Cooperation between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Venezuela ", signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, the twenty-eight (28) April in 1998 (1998).
This authentication is issued in the city of Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, four (4) day of March in 1999 (1999).
Chief Legal Office,
VARELA HECTOR ADOLFO Sintura. RAMA
PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, March 29, 1999 Approved
. Submit to the consideration of the honorable National Congress for constitutional purposes.
Andres Pastrana Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(Sgd.) Guillermo Fernandez de Soto. DECREES
ARTICLE 1o. To approve the "Agreement on Police Cooperation between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Venezuela" signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, the twenty-eight (28) April in 1998 (1998).
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1. 7a Act. 1944, the "Agreement on Police Cooperation between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Venezuela" signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, the twenty-eight (28) April in 1998 (1998), by the Article 1o. this law passed, it will force the country from the date the international link is perfect therefrom.
ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication.
The President of the Senate of the Republic,
MIGUEL VIDAL PINEDO.
The Secretary General of the Senate of the Republic, Manuel Enríquez Rosero